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Barney's version - Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike, Richard J Lewis

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Based on Mordecai Richler's prize-winning comic novel, Barney's version is the warm, wise, and witty story of Barney Panofsky, (Paul Giamatti), a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. A candid confessional, told from Barney's point of view, the film spans four decades and two continents, taking us through the different "acts" of his unusual history. There is his first wife, Clara, (Rachelle Lefevre), a flame-haired, flagrantly unfaithful free spirit with whom Barney briefly lives la vie de Bohème in Rome. The "Second Mrs P," (Minnie Driver), is a wealthy Jewish Princess who shops and talks incessantly, barely noticing that Barney is not listening. And it is at their lavish wedding that Barney meets, and starts pursuing, Miriam (Rosamund Pike), his third wife, the mother of his two children, and his true love. With his father, Izzy (Dustin Hoffman) as his sidekick, Barney takes us through the many highs, and a few too many lows, of his long and colourful life. Not only does Barney turn out to be a true romantic, he is also capable of all kinds of sneaky acts of gallantry, generosity, and goodness when we - and he - least expect it. His is a gloriously full life, played out on a grand scale. And, at its centre stands an unlikely hero - the unforgettable Barney Panofsky.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy drama marriage life romance family

Persons of interest

  • Paul Giamatti .... Barney Panofsky
  • Rosamund Pike .... Miriam
  • Jake Hoffman .... Michael
  • Minnie Driver .... Mrs P
  • Scott Speedman .... Boogie
  • Mark Addy .... Detective O'Hearne
  • Dustin Hoffman .... Izzy
  • Saul Rubinek .... Charnofsky
  • Rachelle Lefevre .... Clara
  • Clé Bennett .... Cedric
  • Mark Camacho .... Mark
  • Ellen David .... Goldie
  • Larry Day .... Bartender
  • Bruce Greenwood .... Blair
  • Macha Grenon .... Solange
  • Paula Jean Hixson .... Jill
  • Anna Hopkins .... Kate
  • Howard Jerome .... Irv Nussbaum
  • Mario Macan .... Robert
  • Luca Palladini .... Justin
  • Erika Rosenbaum .... Caroline
  • Ivana Shein .... Suzanne
  • Mordecai Richler .... Author
  • Michael Konyves .... Screenwriter
  • Richard J Lewis .... Director

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Theatrical report

The comedy, drama movie Barney's version is directed by Richard J Lewis and stars Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike.

Government security censorship classification

M (Mature themes, sexual references, coarse language and drug references)

Surveillance time

130 minutes (2:10 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 24 March 2011

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